Pet Food Packaging

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Mars sues Simmons over dog food label similarities

Mars Petcare filed a lawsuit alleging that Simmons Pet Food’s Signature brands copied the packaging of Pedigree dog food, which the Mars stated is the best-selling brand by revenues in the United States in 2020.
Mars believes that Simmons infringed on Pedigree’s trade dress by using the same label colors and design elements.
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4 pet food trends post-COVID: type, retail, package, value

The humanization of pets and their expanded role as companions during the pandemic may act as a bulwark against pet owners lowering their quality standards.
A panel of pet food industry professionals discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic would affect dog, cat and other pet food market trends, along with other prevailing movements in consumer demand.
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Recyclable dog, cat food packaging trials at R&D facility

One focus of the Centre will be the development of sustainable pet food packaging options using Coveris’ films and other materials.
At flexible packaging maker Coveris’ Pack Innovation Centre in Halle, Germany, pet food companies can run trials with their products on vertical form fill seal packaging machines to check for problems.
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Pet food flexible plastic packaging recycling report

A Materials Recovery For the Future research report detailed the successful collection, separation and preparation for recycling of flexible plastic packaging, like that used in pet food and treat bags.
In the United States, Nestlé Purina is a founding member of Material Recovery for the Future, which promotes a circular economy and stronger recycling infrastructure.
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